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Excerpts from Shawn Carney’s entry for Day 17 on the blog of http://40daysforlife.com:

I’m hearing GREAT stories about the impact from Tuesday’s “Silent No More Awareness Day” at many of the 40 Days for Life vigils!

Women – and men – who’ve experienced abortion stepped forward with signs reading “I regret my abortion” and “I regret lost fatherhood.”

It’s an important step towards showing that there IS healing after abortion and there IS redemption in the merciful grace of Jesus Christ.

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Silent No More Awareness Day in Toccoa, Georgia attracted the local media. Andrea spoke to a TV reporter “who had seen the women holding the signs and was glad to see women who wanted to help others, not just those who oppose abortion, standing out as a witness,” Andrea explained.

She added, “We have seen the station vehicle go by many times and we’d taken the 40 days info to the station before we began with no response until now! How awesome is our God!”

The need for post-abortion healing increases every day, but so does the invitation for hope and healing after the abortion.

Janet in Augusta, Maine asks for prayers for two young women who spoke to 40 Days for Life vigil participants. One of the girls said she’d had an abortion. She said she would not have been able to take care of the baby because she couldn’t even take care of herself.

“We told her we are not there to condemn her and God loves her. There are many families that would love to adopt children and this is an option,” Janet said.

After staying just very briefly, the girl turned to her friend and said, “I can’t handle this right now. We need to go.”

“She was very upset,” Janet noted. “She needs the type of comfort and healing that only the Lord can provide. Please pray for her.”

Yes, let’s continue to pray for that young woman and for all who are affected by abortion. Lent is approaching the halfway point, and our sacrifices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving can continue to touch hearts and minds so that more lives and souls will be saved.

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In case you aren’t yet aware, there is another “40 Days for Life” prayer campaign happening right now. Even if your city doesn’t have a public participation scheduled, you may want to unite your Lenten sacrifices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving with the intentions of participants in more than 130 cities throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Northern Ireland. You are invited to pray privately in this effort to change hearts and minds. (Of course, if your city is hosting the event, please join in with that!) Lives of more than 1000 babies have been saved as a result of the past three national campaigns! Additionally, 3 clinics closed and 13 workers left the industry. To follow the progress of the Spring national campaign, visit http://40daysforlife.com. The “blog” link gives daily updates and the “getting involved” link provides daily devotional prayers.

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